Feilding Herald : February 9th 2012
3 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012 NEWS WE ARE OPEN TAKING ENROLMENTS A real country experience - located on 3.5 acres Daily animal interaction Spacious purpose built Kindy -- over 650m2 of outside playground A fun learning environment for children aged between 2 and 5 years, open 8:00am -- 4:00pm Monday to Friday Country Kindy Corner Milson Line & Te Arakura Road Feilding -- Look out for the Big Red Barn!! Phone 06 323-2032 • www.countrykindy.co.nz S S S S S S www.facebook.com/countrykindyinfo 5km from Feilding - 6.4km from P.N. 4340314AA 12 February 2012 Mangaweka School Annual Trail Ride Sign in 9am • Briefing 9.45am • Start 10am Cost $30.00 adult • $15.00 Child Kids track available • Cost includes an all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch • Refreshments and home baking • Sign-posted from Mangaweka • Located 26km up the Kawhatau Valley • For more information visit www.silverbullet.co.nz Proudly Sponsored by Taihape Honda Farmlands Ohutu Meat Processors MANAWATU SECURITY FENCING LTD 06 354 2207 Contact Grant or Wayne firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com www.msfl.co.nz ITY FREE QUOTES Residential • Fencing • Gates, Automatic or Manual • Tennis Courts / Swimming Pools • Balustrades • Staircases Commercial • Gates and Fences • Bollards • Power Fences • Chainlink / Barbed wire Rural • Cowshed General Engineering • Maintenance and Repairs Temporary Panels • Hirage • Setting up • Drop off and Pick up We are your ONE STOP SHOP 4353898AA √ GIBSON FOR MAYOR For the past 4 weeks I have been knocking on thousands of doors around the Manawatu and I want to thank you all for your kind support. Together we will make the Manawatu the greatest place to raise a family. Authorised by S.Gibson 22 Wellington St, Feilding 4305610AB www.gibson4mayor.co.nz 4346305AA For Mayor, Manawatu District The Family Health Centre is a must have development for both Feilding and the District. Council needs to work with the Manawatu Community Trust in all areas including seeking funding from all possible sources Genesis Trust, Eastern and Central, Lotto etc. Russell Johnson Z VOTE Authorised by R Johnson 101 Parnell Heights Drive, Palmerston North Grand Prix success keeps event here Champion: Mitch Evans, the 2011 New Zealand Grand Prix victor and 2010 and 2011 Toyota Racing Series champion, shows off his TRS car to Manfeild Park chief executive Heather Verry and Toyota New Zealand general manager John Fowke. Evans defends his title on Sunday. Photo: KEVIN BILLS By SANDRA CROSBIE Manfeild hosts its premier motorsport event this weekend. Grand Prix weekend delivers a significant financial windfall to the area. Thousands of fans, some travel- ling hundreds of kilometres, will arrive in Feilding to see motorsport action involving more than 100 com- petitors, most with extensive sup- port teams, in seven classes. We d like to consider the 2012 New Zealand Grand Prix (NZGP) as the launching pad for our bid to retain this event for a further term, said Manfeild Park CEO Heather Verry. Now is the time for Manawatu motorsport fans to act if they want to retain the New Zealand Grand Prix at Manfeild Park. Since 2008 we have been entrusted with a unique sporting event, a spectacular contest that celebrates our rich motorsport heri- tage and has become a major drawcard -- a national champion- ship with international competition. The NZGP s iconic status on the glo- bal motorsport calendar, as one of only two Grand Prix awarded out- side Formula 1 by the FIA, has always made it a drawcard for over- seas drivers, but this year s turnout of 15 internationals is exceptional. A strengthened field for another drawcard category, NZV8s, is also anticipated. We re hearing talk that the popularity of the Manfeild round is such that some high-profile drivers are joining the series simply to be here. All up, the NZGP meeting con- tinues to be one of the major sports events in the Manawatu. Mrs Verry hoped local s did not forget that MotorSport New Zealand s decision, in 2010, to keep the NZGP at Manfeild until 2014 was recognition of the region s com- mitment to this heritage event. What we should be thinking about now is how to keep the Grand Prix here for another term. The 2010 bid to continue the host rights was wholly supported by Toyota New Zealand, the Palmer- ston North City Council and Mana- watu District Council and there has been no obvious lessening of their enthusiasm. We are the only venue that is equidistant for the whole of the country, we have the best viewing and we are working to provide the best facilities and hospitality. We also believe that our regional pride should be considered a com- pelling argument -- in the week ahead, it s important to provide vis- ible sign that Grand Prix fever has taken hold! Mrs Verry encourages people to take every opportunity to fly the flag for motorsport. So many people and organis- ations have continuously striven to do this race proud. MotorSport New Zealand has also been complimentary of our efforts, and with their president, Shayne Harris, being a Manawatu man, we know he has our interests at heart, Mrs Verry said. The NZGP programme starts tonight when about 200 participants will enjoy an NZGP dinner with a line-up of international speakers who will provide the flavour of being in the Formula 1. To add glamour to the event the Miss NZGP contest has been intro- duced. The contest has attracted contestants not only from the local area but even from as far afield as Hamilton. The women were to be introduced at tonight s dinner, with the winner being announced on Sunday before the Grand Prix. We are delighted with the response and hope that this sets the scene for the future and is held annually. The circuit is all go for the week- end. The venue is looking fantastic. Now we are all waiting in eager expectation for some exciting racing. See page 28 for further details on the Grand Prix entrants and to read about the new generation BNT NZV8 which is being showcased at Manfeild this weekend.
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